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Top 10 Tuesday: Best Beach Reads

Hi friends! This TTT meme couldn’t have come at a better time, with our participation in Sweet Summertime Reads. Finding the perfect beach read is imperative to a day of sunshine and surf. Hope you’ll take the time to check out a few of our favorites! We stand by them, 150%! Don’t forget to check […]

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June 17, 2012 - 8:01 am

Magan: Shelve It (6/17/2012), Magan - […] a new school, and romance found in Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando. – Estelle + I found 10 more beach reads to share with you. – I review Myra McEntire’s Hourglass, sequel to Timepiece. Related Posts […]

June 14, 2012 - 1:22 pm

April Books & Wine - Man, I still need to read Going Too Far, because I totally adored Forget You.

AND ALSO! Catching Jordan. How I have I not read that book already?

I am glad your list is comprised of books I would put in my beach bag for real.

June 13, 2012 - 3:38 pm

Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog - I loved Bookends. I completely agree that it’s a great beach read.

June 13, 2012 - 2:02 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I absolutely adore the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, so that’s definitely a summer read for me! Plus, you guys have just contributed to my constantly growing TBR with all the other fab books you chose!

June 12, 2012 - 10:26 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Awesome list! Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants will always be one of my favourite summer reads, as I read the first one when I worked at a summer camp in upstate New York. It was the perfect summer weather read, curled up in an Adirondack chair on my down time.

And I’m super surprised that there’s no Morgan Matson in there?!? Magan actually passed up the chance to plug Second Chance Summer? Tee hee =)

June 12, 2012 - 6:15 pm

margie c {the bumble girl} - Naked sounds hilarious and funny! I’m definitely adding this one to my list!
They all really sound fab, most are on my list already! Will have to add a few more, thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

June 12, 2012 - 1:22 pm

Lauren @ Lauren Reads YA - Great list! I especially love Magan’s picks, but that’s probably because I’m more into YA. : )

Check out my TTT?

June 12, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - and this is why I asked y’all to do the summertime reads feature with me πŸ™‚ HA! Love all your picks.

June 12, 2012 - 11:22 am

Jen - YES YES YES to all of Magan’s! Except Catching Jordan. We didn’t get along so well πŸ˜‰

June 12, 2012 - 11:19 am

gautami tripathy - Great choices. I am gonna add to my already LONG tbr pile!! Come check mine too:

Here is my Top Ten post!

June 12, 2012 - 9:57 am

Melissa @ Harley Bear Book Blog - Just added Going Too Far to my list. And I want to reread The Undomestic Goddess it definitely was zany chick lit. Definitely a great read for sun bathing lol. My Top Ten Tuesday

June 12, 2012 - 9:47 am

Fara @ Tumbling In Books - I So totally agree with Unbreak My Heart. That cover just SCREAMS to me. Awesome list! πŸ˜€

Drop by my Top 10?

June 12, 2012 - 9:37 am

Vikk @ Down the Writer's Path - I’ve been meaning to read the short story anthology by Sedaris. Thanks for the reminder.

June 12, 2012 - 9:01 am

Shoeless - I honestly don’t think I’ve read any of these…but, I did see the movie for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants…does that count? lol.

June 12, 2012 - 8:38 am

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz - Summer makes me want to read both very short pieces and very long books. Odd, isn’t it?

Here’s my list of Top Ten Favorite Beach Reads. I hope you will stop by and tell me what you think!

June 12, 2012 - 8:34 am

elena - I have David Sedaris on my list too! I thought about putting The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants but didn’t. I can’t believe I didn’t think of the Summer trilogy, a totally obvious choice. Love your choices! πŸ™‚

June 12, 2012 - 8:31 am

Sash from Sash and Em - Catching Jordan – OMG- YES! Love that book. E and I haven’t read the Summer series but she’d def be a J girl and I’m more of a Conrad girl πŸ™‚ Love yall’s picks! xo

Sweet Summertime Reads: The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland

Welcome back for another Sweet Summertime Reads review! Today we’re featuring The Summer My Life BeganΒ by Shannon Greenland. It’s a great book with secrecy, cute boys, and awesome beaches in a quaint town I wish I could escape to for days. Don’t forget to check out Tara and Ginger’s blogs for more great summer reads! […]

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June 16, 2012 - 8:02 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: A Round Up - […] Door Review 5/30: Fiction Folio – Waiting on Wednesday (Summer Edition) 5/31: RBR – The Summer My Life Began Review 6/1: RBR – Jennifer E. Smith Party 6/2: GReads – Summer at the Bookstore > […]

June 15, 2012 - 1:32 pm

Top 10 Tuesday: Great Beach Reads - […] 4. The Summer My Life Began by Shannon GreenlandΒ (Goodreads) Why? The perfect setting: the beach. (Magan’s review) […]

June 12, 2012 - 11:01 pm

The Summer My Life Began Shannon Greenland Book Review - […] Rather Be Reading – “The Summer My Life BeganΒ wasΒ about discovery” […]

June 3, 2012 - 6:25 am

Shannon Greenland - I want to go to Greece!

June 2, 2012 - 12:06 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I was going to write something about your review, but then I saw your pretty pictures and got distracted. They’re absolutely gorgeous! <3

May 31, 2012 - 5:27 pm

Megan @ Books-andTeacups - The number of love triangles in YA books is kind of ridiculous! haha. But this does sound like a good summer read πŸ™‚ and beautiful photos!

May 31, 2012 - 5:06 pm

VeganYANerds - This book sounds lovely and I’m so happy you liked it beause I kep seeing it in people’s book haul posts, back when it was on Netgalley, and then a week or so later the reviews weren’t so good which is a shame because I LOVE the cover! You’ve convinced me this is so worth reading and hooray for the love triangle not being too overbearing.

Those photos are just gorgeous, Magan!

May 31, 2012 - 10:49 am

Ginger @ GReads! - So aside from the lovely book review, your pics of Greece have made me crave summer like no other!!! Geeze that place looks gorgeous. I would love to be there right about now. Thank you friends for being a part of this summer feature with me! πŸ™‚

May 31, 2012 - 10:47 am

elena - This book just screams summer to me! Also WORD to the YA boys thing. They’re nice and all but come on, how often is a girl torn between TWO boys? Especially a teenage one. I will definitely pick it up if I want a light read. πŸ™‚

ahh so jealous about Greece! It looks so lovely. I remember being astounded by the Sisterhood of the Traveling pants film, everything was so white and PRETTY. I love, love your photos especially the last one. Gorgeous!

May 2012 Young Adult Book Releases

  Happy May, friends! I know we’re a few days into May now and several of these books came out already (holy batman, was May 1st a huge release date!). HOWEVER, there’s so much goodness I didn’t want to gloss over the May 2012 young adult book releases. I am so tempted to place an […]

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January 20, 2013 - 12:48 pm

Janet - I just wanted to say how much I appreciate all the work you guys do to get these books out here and reviewed. I don’t know what I would do without you guys. This site is bookmarked and I look at it all the time for the next book to read. Thanks for everything!

May 9, 2012 - 10:11 am

Magan - I’m so sad you didn’t connect with When You Were Mine, ComaCalm. πŸ™ I ended up enjoying it very much! And YES – so, so excited about From What I Remember!

May 9, 2012 - 6:29 am

Princess Alethea - Hooray! I’m honored to make the list! πŸ™‚

May 7, 2012 - 4:43 pm

ComaCalm - I really want to get a copy of From What I Remember! I tried reading When You Were Mine but it didn’t agree with me. πŸ™

=^.^= ComaCalm’s Corner =^.^=

May 5, 2012 - 9:00 pm

VeganYANerds - So I was going to start saying which books I’d like to read and then I realised I would be listing almost all the books you’ve listed, ha! May is going to be SO, SO, SO GOOD! I need more hours in the day so I can read more!

May 5, 2012 - 8:26 am

Jamie - SO MANY GOOD ONES!! I’m most excited about Second Chance Summer (LOVED Amy & Roger) and In Honor(loved Moonglass)! Do we see a pattern here with me?? lol I have In Honor and I’m hoping to start that next!

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring 2012 Releases I’m Anxious to Read

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is ten books we’re anxious to read this spring. You might see a trend in my books below (just by glancing at the covers). I’m anxious for warmer weather, though not Texas heat-wave hot, and some sweet […]

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March 21, 2012 - 9:05 pm

Jasmine Rose - My Life Next Door is high up on my list too :]
Where it Began looks really good too. And of course, I’m really, REALLY looking forward to Insurgent and The Selection.

March 21, 2012 - 4:46 am

Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books - YES, YES and YES to this entire list. Ours overlap quite a bit, there are just so many awesome books coming out soon! I’ve got Unbreak My Heart from NetGalley in my queue, and I desperately want to just skip it ahead of all the others haha.

March 20, 2012 - 11:00 pm

Magan - Amanda, YES! Definitely a NetGalley member. We love it; it’s been really awesome to get books that way…and, um, it’s nice to have the downloads because then I don’t realize how many books I have to read. Haha. So many books on our bookshelves and sitting everywhere in my house! πŸ™‚

March 20, 2012 - 10:59 pm

Magan - Christina! I so agree! I love the cover of MLND. I can’t wait to read it! πŸ™‚ I hope I get to all of these too. If I do, it’ll be a fantastic spring!

March 20, 2012 - 9:57 pm

Amanda @ Sisters Unedited - YEA! Fellow Netgalley member! I love that site! I was glad to see you have Timepiece. I enjoyed the first one, but it was so hard to limit myself to ten. Insurgent did make my top ten though! Yea to Four!
Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday

Happy Spring Reading!
Amanda @ Sisters Unedited

March 20, 2012 - 9:45 pm

Christina (BookTasty) - A huge YES to Insurgent! And the cover to My Life Next Door looks so cute! πŸ™‚ I hope you get to all the titles on this list!

March 20, 2012 - 8:24 pm

Magan - Tabitha, I so agree! YAY BOOKs! Thanks for stopping by our blog! πŸ™‚

March 20, 2012 - 8:22 pm

Magan - Julie! Thanks for your comment. Timepiece is the sequel to Hourglass by Myra McEntire! You should definitely check out Hourglass – I LOVED IT! πŸ™‚

March 20, 2012 - 7:53 pm

Tabitha - There are so many great books coming out this spring… It’s so exciting! I can’t wait to read Second Chance Summer and The Selection. Great list! (:

March 20, 2012 - 7:17 pm

Julie S. - That Timepiece book looks really interesting. Great list!

March 20, 2012 - 6:55 pm

Magan - Agreed, Kallia! I think so, too! Thanks for the heads up about Where it Began. You’re the second person who said that today!

March 20, 2012 - 6:31 pm

Kailia Sage - Yes to Insurgent! I think everyone is waiting for that one! Where it Began wasn’t my favorite book but you might like it better than I did!

March 20, 2012 - 5:10 pm

Magan - Thanks, Mands! I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump, so this list really made me excited for all that’s coming! It’s going to be a great spring for reading!

March 20, 2012 - 5:09 pm

Magan - Sash! Yes! I have it on NetGalley. I need to make time for Unbreak My Heart soon. I <3 Melissa Walker!

March 20, 2012 - 5:09 pm

VeganYANerds - I am definitely waiting on Insurgent, I wish it was June NOW! And I like the covers for The Story of Us and the Summer My Life Began too – you chose great books!

March 20, 2012 - 5:08 pm

Sash - Unbreak My Heart. YES. Looks so good. XOXO

March 20, 2012 - 3:35 pm

Magan - Hannah: That’s such a wise idea. I wanted to go “browse” Barnes and Noble SOOO badly today, but didn’t. I should not buy any more books for a while. I need to get caught up on all the awesome ones I have here! AND YES! READ DIVERGENT ASAP! πŸ™‚

March 20, 2012 - 3:28 pm

Hannah - This is such a fabulous list! None of them made my top ten but that’s just because I’m trying to limit myself to catching up on old reads. However, I’m dying to read The Selection, Second Chance Summer and My Life Next Door. I’d include Insurgent, but I still haven’t read Divergent! Fail. Although the descriptions for all sound good, I’m mostly in love with their covers haha! I’m usually really guilty of judging a book by its cover πŸ™‚

March 20, 2012 - 3:23 pm

Magan - Melanie! Yes! Hourglass was so good. I can’t wait to be back inside Myra’s world! I <3 her writing!

March 20, 2012 - 3:21 pm

Melanie @thedailyprohecy - Timepiece! And the cover is so pretty πŸ™‚

My list:
http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/03/top-10-tuesday-5.html

March 20, 2012 - 2:25 pm

Magan - Hollie, I’ve never read anything by Morgan Matson before. This will be my first, but good gosh does it look like the perfect one to start with! πŸ™‚ AND YES! COME ON INSURGENT RELEASE DATE! I need to plan to have the whole day to sit and read!

March 20, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Hollie - I swear, I’m going to lose the plot if I don’t read Second Chance Summer as soon as it’s released. I need my Morgan Matson fix! The same goes for Insurgent too, I’m (im)patiently waiting for May 1st so I can read this!

March 20, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Magan - Daisy, I’ve noticed Insurgent being on everyone’s list, too! So much excitement about that book. I was oooohing over a post Veronica Roth put up today about whether Four will be called Four or Tobiah in Insurgent. I got goose bumps from the post. Oh, the anticipation is killing me!

March 20, 2012 - 1:57 pm

Daisy - I love all the summer romances on your list!! πŸ™‚ It’s just something about early spring that makes me crave those as well, though they didn’t make my list.
EVERYONE has Insurgent on their list! I still need to read Divergent, but I already pre-ordered Insurgent because I’m trusting the blogosphere to be right about how awesome Divergent is πŸ™‚
Happy spring reading!

March 20, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Magan - Same here, Tanya, same here! And thank you so much. I’m so glad you stopped by!

March 20, 2012 - 1:54 pm

Tanya Patrice - This is such an awesome list – there are so many books I want to read too – like Insurgent. Can’t wait to finally get my hands on it.

March 20, 2012 - 11:52 am

Magan - Yes, you should definitely check it out, Nicole! I just finished reading it and it was a good read. Not up there with Divergent for me, but still a good read. πŸ™‚

March 20, 2012 - 11:43 am

Nicole - I can’t wait for Insurgent. The Selection also looks really interesting; I think I’ll check that out.

March 20, 2012 - 10:52 am

Magan - Lena! WHAT the WHAT? That’s like Four blasphemy or something! Haha! πŸ˜‰

March 20, 2012 - 10:51 am

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels - AHHHH, how in the world did I forget about Insurgent and Timepiece?! Shame on me!

LOVE YOU, MAGAN! πŸ˜€

March 20, 2012 - 10:48 am

Magan - Heeeeeyyy, twin Anna! πŸ˜‰ I know! I always get the best recommendations from you.

March 20, 2012 - 10:44 am

Anna - I feel like I’m a book twinsie with you on ALL OF THESE.

March 20, 2012 - 9:25 am

Magan - April, I can’t wait to read your review for Where It Began to see if you like Gabby more once you’re done. It’s always so hard for me to be so excited about a book and then to be let down. Thanks so much for your comment! πŸ™‚

March 20, 2012 - 9:19 am

April Books & Wine - I’m about to finish Where It Began. It’s a decent book although the protagonist, Gabby, is really hard to like/connect with at first, but the whole storyline is interesting.

OH MY GOODNESS INSURGENT! I am sooooooooooooo pumped for that book.

Also? Really looking forward to Second Chance Summer.

And yeah, pretty much all of the books on here!

March 20, 2012 - 8:55 am

Magan - Me, too, Ginger! It’s been on my TBR list for what feels like forever. And I’m glad we’ll be picking up some of the same books (ahem, INSURGENT!) so we can talk about them!

March 20, 2012 - 7:54 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I so desperately want to read Second Chance Summer! Our TBR lists for spring look very similar πŸ™‚